Plead The 5th Imperial Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2010 and pre: white label
2011: white label OR black label with black no logo cap
2012: black label with logo cap
2013: black label with logo cap, ABV of 11% in the top right corner and new government warning
2014 - white label with black logo cap, ABV of 11% in the top right corner, government warning on bottom right side of label

Added by HopHead84 on 09-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,973
Reviews:
930
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.27%
 
 
Wants:
556
Gots:
1,060
For Trade:
114
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Picked this bottle up somewhere in Ann Arbor this past summer. Pours super dark with thick mocha head that eventually disappears. Smells like sweet coffee and chocolate, a little bit like a milk stout too. Tastes like deep roasted coffee and chocolate, but balanced with some subtle dark fruit. Not too much hops. This is a really well balanced flavor. Nothing is out of whack. Mouthfeel is fairly thick with medium carbonation and fairly sticky. If this is 12% ABV, it's hidden well. I could drink this all night, or so I think right now.

For the first half of the bottle, I kept wondering, "where have I tasted this before? I know I've had something recently that tasted a lot like this." Then I remembered - it reminds me a little of the non-barrel aged version of Brooklyn Black Ops, which is awesome. I highly recommend this and can't wait for the chance to buy more. A very pleasant surprise. Everything I've had from Dark Horse so far has been excellent. Not surprising - another great Michigan brewer. I'll put Michigan up against any other state, including California.

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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.23 out of 5 based on 3,973 ratings.
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